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Biosynthesis of glycosylphosphatidylinositol and N-glycan precursor is dependent upon a mannosyl donor, dolichol phosphate-mannose (DPM). The Thy-1negative class E mutant of mouse lymphoma and Lec15 mutant Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells are incapable of DPM synthesis. The class E mutant is defective in the DPM1 gene which encodes a mammalian homologue of(More)
Glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) acts as a membrane anchor of many cell surface proteins. Its structure and biosynthetic pathway are generally conserved among eukaryotic organisms, with a number of differences. In particular, mammalian and protozoan mannosyltransferases needed for addition of the first mannose (GPI-MT-I) have different substrate(More)
Many eukaryotic cell surface proteins are bound to the cell membrane by a glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) anchor. Several genes involved in GPI anchor biosynthesis have been cloned using complementation of mutant mammalian cell lines and yeasts that are defective in its biosynthesis pathway. However, the gene involved in the second step of this pathway,(More)
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) encompasses leukemic variants (L-CTCL) such as Sézary syndrome (SS) and primarily cutaneous variants such as mycosis fungoides (MF). To clarify the relationship between these clinically disparate presentations, we studied the phenotype of T cells from L-CTCL and MF. Clonal malignant T cells from the blood of L-CTCL patients(More)
Cancer chemotherapy for haemodialysis patients has never been established. To elucidate the feasibility of cisplatin-based combination chemotherapy for haemodialysis patients with lung cancer, a dose escalation study was conducted. Five haemodialysis patients with lung cancer were treated with cisplatin and etoposide. A starting dose of 40 mg m(-2) of(More)
Squalene epoxidase (SE) (EC catalyzes the first oxygenation step in sterol biosynthesis and is suggested to be one of the rate-limiting enzymes in this pathway. Rat SE cDNA was isolated by selecting yeast transformants expressing rat cDNA in the presence of transformants expressing rat cDNA in the presence of terbinafine, an inhibitor specific(More)
Glycosylphosphatidylinositols (GPIs) are attached to the C-termini of many proteins, thereby acting as membrane anchors. Biosynthesis of GPI is initiated by GPI-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase (GPI-GnT), which transfers N-acetylglucosamine from UDP- N-acetylglucosamine to phosphatidylinositol. GPI-GnT is a uniquely complex glycosyltransferase, consisting of(More)